Save human rights defender who took over murdered Natalia Estemirova’s work
In a video released today, daughter of Natalia Estemirova, murdered in 2009 for her human rights work in Chechnya, calls FIFA and the international community to take action in saving Oyub Titiev. Currently detained on trumped-up charges, Oyub Titiev took over Natalia Estemirova’s work as head of Human Rights Centre "Memorial" in Chechnya. He was arrested on 9 January 2018 and subsequently charged with possession of drugs that were planted on him. He is facing 10 years in prison while investigation keeps committing blatant violations of procedural norms and in a context when Chechnya’s highest leadership publicly calls human rights defenders "enemies" that have no place in Chechnya. One month ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Russia, it is hightime to save Oyub Titiev and Human Rights Centre "Memorial".
"We couldn’t save my mother but we can save Oyub," Lana Estemirova said.
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